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Ox Gets 7, Konate With 4 | Liverpool Players Rated In Disappointing Loss Vs Brentford

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Abhinab Ghosh
A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

Liverpool faced off against Brentford at the Gtech Community Stadium earlier this evening as they hoped to secure a good result away from home in the Premier League. The Reds made a lackluster start to the first half and conceded the opening goal when Ibrahima Konate scored an unfortunate own goal. The Bees doubled their lead in the 42nd minute when Yoane Wissa scored with a good effort. The Merseyside club went into the half-time interval 2-0 down on the scoreline and with a mountain to climb in the second half.

The Merseyside club got a goal back via Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s header in the 50th minute. However, Bryan Mbeumo killed the game off in the 84th minute as Liverpool crashed to a disappointing 3-1 loss on the road.

Let’s take a look at how each Liverpool player fared during the match against the Bees.

GK: Alisson Becker – 6.5/10

The Brazilian keeper made a few solid saves at the back but ended up conceding three goals this evening.

RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold – 6.5/10

Alexander-Arnold was far from convincing at the back but picked up a good assist for setting up Oxlade-Chamberlain’s goal.

CB: Ibrahima Konate – 4/10

The French centre-back scored an own goal in the first half and made a huge error in the lead-up to Mbuemo’s goal.

CB: Virgil Van Dijk – 5.5/10

The Dutch defender struggled to cope with Brentford’s counter-attacks and produced an underwhelming display in the first half. He got replaced at half-time.

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LB: Kostas Tsimikas – 6/10

He worked hard but was lackluster at both ends of the field.

CM: Harvey Elliott – 6/10

Elliott struggled to get into the flow of the game and was substituted at half-time.

CM: Fabinho – 6/10

Fabinho tried his best to protect his backline and did well to test the opposition keeper with a shot from long-range.

CM: Thiago Alcantara – 6.5/10

The Spaniard passed the ball well at times but struggled to anchor the midfield with conviction for Liverpool.

RW: Mohamed Salah – 6/10

Salah failed to threaten the Brentford goal and put in a mediocre display in the final third.

ST: Darwin Nunez – 6/10

He made some decent runs with the ball but failed to register a goal during the 90 minutes.

LW: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 7/10

Oxlade-Chamberlain tried to make things happen in the first half and scored a good goal early in the second half to give his team some hope in the contest.

Substitutes:

CB: Joel Matip – 6.5/10

Matip was mostly solid at the back.

CM: Naby Keita – 6/10

He made an instant impact off the bench but gave away the ball cheaply at times.

LB: Andrew Robertson – 6.5/10

Robertson produced an energetic display as a substitute. However, his corner kicks lacked quality this evening.

CM: Curtis Jones – N/A

He didn’t get enough time to influence the game.

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